I've been playing catch-up on some photos from the past year or so and figured I'd post a few of them here. This is a piece of box elder firewood from a buddy of mine in LA, turned just a bit before I moved to NM. From memory, I'd say it's about 12" across the long tips, and somewhere around 6" across. I think this one just finished with Formby's Tung Oil Finish and wax, as I recall:
Here's another piece from the same load of firewood. Probably about 11" across, maybe a bit smaller. I think this one was another Formby's finish. I'd roughed it out wet and left the collar pretty square. By the time it dried, it had warped enough that I couldn't do much with the collar except sand it by hand. I'm not that fond of the square transition at the collar, but that's how it ended up.
And lastly, a mesquite bowl that's too deep for its own good. Somewhere around 9" to 10" across. I know I used BLO on this piece, but don't remember if I used lacquer over it or not. I think I did. This one sold to a designer who used it in decorating a house in Hollywood that Cameron Diaz was renting to Sandy Gallin. Last I saw of it, it was on the kitchen counter with a bunch of tomatoes in it.
C&C are welcome as always...